Our Youth Academy is open to students from grade 7 to first-year uni. Each class performs at least once per year. We offer four youth streams:
Youth Theatre: 3dYT
3d Arts Youth Theatre is a training space for young and emerging actors. With an emphasis on crafting original ensemble work, as well as challenging theatrical classics, 3dYT is a place for youth to learn how to collaborate and create, developing the personal character and competence to be a compelling actor on stage.
Youth Theatre students study a range of acting techniques, character creation, improvisation and voice and movement training, culminating in scene work and full-length public productions.
Youth Theatre actors rehearse 6:30 – 8 pm on Tuesday (Croydon)
or 6:15 – 7:45 pm Thursday (Burwood).
Music Theatre: 3dMT
3d Arts offers a Music Theatre stream for students whose love of theatre is the musical type! Combining training in singing, dance and acting, 3dMT trains the whole performer and aims to inspire young people with a passion for Musical Theatre.
3d Arts Music Theatre aims to develop the personal character and competence it takes to give a commanding and compelling performance on stage and fosters a love of musicals from classics to the contemporary.
Music Theatre students rehearse from 6.15 pm - 7.45 pm on Thursday, Burwood only.
Youth Music runs in two semester-long units. Semester 1 is choir-based, with students developing their choral skills across a wide range of musical styles. Semester 2 focuses on songwriting and music creation as students are coached through the process of composing their own music.
Students may choose to enrol in a single semester but are strongly encouraged to enrol for both as each unit will feed into the other.
Footworks Dance Company
Founded in 2002, Footworks Dance has a reputation for creating work that reflects beauty and diversity. Footworks exists to create a space for both emerging and professional dancers to train, play, create and perform.
With a repertoire of work spanning the past ten years, Footworks has performed at both professional and community levels, forging a distinct identity as one of Melbourne's premier Christian Dance Theatre Companies.
Under the Artistic Direction of Colette MacLaren, Footworks has grown to become a place where some of Melbourne's most promising young professional dancers have found their feet and are now investing in younger emerging dancers.